Archive - 2014
The Starkville High School Yellowjacket and Lady Jacket teams performed well in the Class 6A North State championship held over the weekend in Flowood.
The Jackets placed second behind Tupelo, in a tie with Clinton and Oxford, even after much adversity. The Lady Jackets placed third behind Madison Central (first) and Tupelo (second). Â Â
Tiffany Huddleston is considered "a great teammate" by Mississippi State soccer coach Aaron Gordon and teammates.
It's her willingness to do anything it takes to help the Bulldogs that causes the people around to stand up and take notice.
With MSU limited due to injury, Huddleston, a former Starkville Academy athlete, played 38 minutes on Sunday against Texas A&M.
The Southeastern Conference has reached a new milestone in The Associated Press college football poll, becoming the first league to place four teams in the top five ? all from the western division. Mississippi State stayed No. 1 after a weekend off. Alabama jumped three spots to No. 4 after a 59-0 victory against Texas A&M. Auburn moved up a spot to No.
Those who know her say Glenda Clark is one of Starkvilleâ€™s biggest patrons of the arts.
Clark has served with the Starkville Area Arts Council (SAAC) in several ways, from helping with its annual Arts Gala to hosting membership events in her home.
At SAACâ€™s most recent Arts Gala, Ellen Boles presented Clark with the SAAC 2014 Award of Excellence in the Arts.
Mississippi State's young soccer team welcomed the No. 8 team in the country to Starkville and didn't back down from the challenge.
Even though the Bulldogs, who only have one senior on the roster, lost a 3-0 decision to Texas A&M, they did not allow the Aggies a goal in the second half.
There was no quit in the Mississippi State volleyball team on Sunday.
The Bulldogs found themselves down two sets to one, but won the fourth set 25-22 to force a decisive fifth set with defending Southeastern Conference champion Missouri. The Bulldogs led 11-8, but couldn't hold the lead as the Tigers won the final set 15-12 to take the match 3-2.
Van William Larry, 51, Â ofÂ Starkville, MS, died Wednesday, October 15,Â 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi.Â
Funeral services willÂ be held 11:00 A.M., Monday, October 20, 2014Â at West Memorial Funeral Chapel, Starkville, MS with Reverend Jessie Townsel, officiating.Â
Preston Smith shows a smile when asked about winning the Southeastern Conference Defensive Lineman of the Week three straight times.
His face lights up in a different way when asked about something else.
The Mississippi State defensive end became a father last December, and it's obvious that she means more to him than football.
Football might not have taken place on J.E. Logan Field Friday evening, but that has not stopped the Volunteers from working hard.
"During the bye week, we focus on sharpening fundamentals and getting some people well," Starkville Academy coach Jeff Terrill said. "This really couldn't have come at a better time."
Sometimes preparation for a cross country meet brings with it some sweat and some tears.
On Saturday, Starkville High School runner Shanika Musser was all smiles.
Musser was able edge Tupelo's Savannah Hudgins right at the finish line to secure 13th place and provide valuable points for her team.